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British Midland International
BMI logo.svg
Founded 1938 as Air Schools Limited
Ceased operations 27 October 2012 (integrated into British Airways)
Hubs London Heathrow Airport
Frequent-flyer program Diamond Club
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 27
Destinations 35
Company slogan Better for Business (2009–2010)
Parent company
  • International Airlines Group
  • Lufthansa (until 20 April 2012)
Headquarters Donington Hall, Castle Donington, United Kingdom
Key people
  • Peter Simpson, MD
  • Vagn Sørensen, Chairman
  • Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO

British Midland Airways Limited known as BMI was an airline based at Donington Hall in Castle Donington in the United Kingdom, close to East Midlands Airport. The airline flew to places in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia from its base at London Heathrow Airport, where it held 11% of all take off and landing slots and runs over 2,000 flights a week.

BMI was owned by Lufthansa, who announced an agreement in December 2011 to sell the airline to the owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group. The deal does not include Bmibaby and BMI Regional.. BMI Regional was sold to Sector Aviation Holdings for £8 million in May 2012. In April 2012 it was announced that bmi (excluding bmibaby) was to be fully merged into British Airways by the end of October 2012.

British Midland Airways Limited had a Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, which allowed it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats, and was a 3-star airline by Skytrax.

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